The Four Desired Outcomes of Citizenship Education
- Firstly, our students should grow up to be loyal citizens, with a strong sense of belonging to Singapore and a strong sense of national identity, committed to the well-being, defence and security of our nation.
- Secondly, they should show care and concern for others, and be willing to contribute actively to improve the lives of others.
- Thirdly, in our multi-racial society, our students need to be socio-culturally sensitive and do their part to promote social cohesion and harmony.
- Finally, our students must have the ability to reflect and respond to community, national and global issues, and to make informed and responsible decisions.
by: Mr. Heng Swee Keat
Minister for Education,
8 November 2011
Six Key Messages
- Singapore is our homeland: this is where we belong.
We treasure our heritage and take pride in shaping our own unique way of life.
- We must preserve racial and religious harmony.
We value our diversity and are determined to stay a united people.
- We must uphold meritocracy and incorruptibility.
We provide opportunities for all, according to their ability and effort.
- No one owes Singapore a living.
We find our own way to survive and prosper, turning challenge into opportunity.
- We must ourselves defend Singapore.
We are proud to defend Singapore ourselves, no one else is responsible for our security and well-being.
- We have confidence in our future.
United, determined and well-prepared, we have what it takes to build a bright future for ourselves, and to progress together as one nation
Singapore 21 is a national vision of the Singapore of the 21st Century, a vision of the kind of home we want for ourselves and our children. In this respect, Singapore 21 espouses five key ideas, namely, that
– Every Singaporean matters to society
– Strong Families are the foundation for building a strong society
– Singapore should be a cosmopolitan city with opportunities for all
– Every individual should share a “Singapore Heartbeat” and be emotionally rooted to the country, and
– Citizens should take the initiative to impact society